Emerging Chains http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44085/more en LYFE Kitchen readies first New York restaurant http://nrn.com/operations/lyfe-kitchen-readies-first-new-york-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> Cofounder Mike Donahue discusses the chain’s first unit in the Northeast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cofounder Mike Donahue discusses the chain’s first unit in the Northeast</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/operations/lyfe-kitchen-readies-first-new-york-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/operations/lyfe-kitchen-readies-first-new-york-restaurant#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Operations Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:05:00 +0000 120541 at http://nrn.com LYFE Kitchen Lazy Dog plots growth beyond California http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california <div class="field-deck"> Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0000 120461 at http://nrn.com <p>Chris Simms, CEO</p> Lazy Dog Sweetgreen receives $18.5M investment http://nrn.com/corporate-news/sweetgreen-receives-185m-investment <div class="node-body article-body">Second funding round to fuel westward growth, tech, community efforts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/sweetgreen-receives-185m-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/sweetgreen-receives-185m-investment#comments Corporate News Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:26:00 +0000 120271 at http://nrn.com <p>Founders of Sweetgreen outside first NYC location. (From left to right) Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet.</p> Sweetgreen GE Capital lending program seeks smaller franchisees http://nrn.com/franchising/ge-capital-lending-program-seeks-smaller-franchisees <div class="field-deck"> Big franchise restaurant lender expands scope as it looks for growth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Big franchise restaurant lender expands scope as it looks for growth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/franchising/ge-capital-lending-program-seeks-smaller-franchisees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/franchising/ge-capital-lending-program-seeks-smaller-franchisees#comments Franchising Corporate News Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:17:00 +0000 119381 at http://nrn.com <p>Allen Johnson</p> GE Capital Rock & Brews names Mike Reynolds first CEO http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/rock-brews-names-mike-reynolds-first-ceo <div class="field-deck"> Former Robeks exec to lead growing concept from former KISS band members </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Former Robeks exec to lead growing concept from former KISS band members</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/rock-brews-names-mike-reynolds-first-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/rock-brews-names-mike-reynolds-first-ceo#comments Casual Dining Franchising Emerging Chains Latest Headlines People Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:04:00 +0000 119241 at http://nrn.com <p>Mike Reynolds</p> Photo: Business Wire Fox Restaurant Concepts presses national growth http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/fox-restaurant-concepts-presses-national-growth <div class="field-deck"> Operator accelerates growth of fast-casual Flower Child concept </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Operator accelerates growth of fast-casual Flower Child concept</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/fox-restaurant-concepts-presses-national-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/fox-restaurant-concepts-presses-national-growth#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:39:00 +0000 118151 at http://nrn.com <p>Inside Flower Child</p> Photo: Fox Restaurant Concepts Stan Frankenthaler plans revamp of CraftWorks restaurants http://nrn.com/dessert-trends/stan-frankenthaler-plans-revamp-craftworks-restaurants <div class="node-body article-body">Dunkin' Brands veteran plots evolution of 11 brands</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/dessert-trends/stan-frankenthaler-plans-revamp-craftworks-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/dessert-trends/stan-frankenthaler-plans-revamp-craftworks-restaurants#comments Casual Dining Chef Insights Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Menu Dessert Trends People Dunkin' Donuts Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:33:00 +0000 118091 at http://nrn.com <p>CraftWorks chief officer of food, beverage and strategic supply, Stan Frankenthaler.</p> CraftWorks Chipotle-backed Pizzeria Locale reformulates crust http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/chipotle-backed-pizzeria-locale-reformulates-crust <div class="field-deck"> New dough made with heirloom wheat could be game-changing, says co-founder </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New dough made with heirloom wheat could be game-changing, says co-founder</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/chipotle-backed-pizzeria-locale-reformulates-crust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/chipotle-backed-pizzeria-locale-reformulates-crust#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Chipotle Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:54:00 +0000 117741 at http://nrn.com KKR acquires minority stake in Lemonade http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/kkr-acquires-minority-stake-lemonade <div class="field-deck"> Global private-equity firm will help chain fuel national expansion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global private-equity firm will help chain fuel national expansion</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/kkr-acquires-minority-stake-lemonade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/kkr-acquires-minority-stake-lemonade#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Mergers-Acquisitions Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:25:00 +0000 117521 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock A look inside Pizzeria Locale http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/look-inside-pizzeria-locale <div class="node-body gallery-body">Second location of Chipotle-backed fast-casual brand opens in Denver</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/look-inside-pizzeria-locale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/look-inside-pizzeria-locale#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Chipotle Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:36:00 +0000 117431 at http://nrn.com